Director of Strategy & Regulation

Clarendon Executive

Northern Ireland

  • Salary:

    Not Disclosed

  • Job Type:

    Permanent Full-Time

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Director of Strategy & Regulation

Applications are invited for the role of Director of Strategy & Regulation for SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland). The role reports to the SONI Chief Executive.

As the System Operator for Northern Ireland, SONI Ltd, plays a critical role through planning the development and the safe operation of the electricity transmission grid in Northern Ireland. The transmission grid brings power from where it is generated to where it is needed, supplying large industrial customers and the distribution networks, which in turn supply homes, farms and businesses across the island.

As part of the EirGrid Group, SONI is at the forefront of innovation in the energy industry, enabling the transition towards a low-carbon, technology-enabled smart future. The Group also operates the wholesale Single Electricity Market (SEM) and the East West Interconnector, a high voltage link between Ireland and Great Britain.

SONI is regulated by the Utility Regulator (UR) in Northern Ireland. Based on a recent licence change requiring board, managerial and resource separation from the parent company, SONI has initiated a significant transformational programme of work to implement its future organisational structure and operating model, whilst it continues to support the implementation of the Northern Ireland Energy Strategy and Climate Action Plan.

This is an exciting time to join SONI in this new role. As a member of the executive leadership team, the Director of Strategy & Regulation will be responsible for providing strategic and regulatory leadership to SONI in respect of business planning and the development, implementation and oversight of SONI’s strategy while securing a cost-effective Price Control enabling SONI to deliver on its business objectives. This role will also have responsibility for SONI’s Regulatory function, including setting regulatory strategy and principles to secure regulated income streams that will support the operational requirements of the business.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced senior manager with a track record of reporting to Executive or Board level in a complex energy or other utility environment. A deep understanding of economic regulation and demonstrable experience of working and delivering in a regulatory business model is also essential.

For further information and to apply please visit: Alternatively, to arrange a confidential conversation please contact Joanne Gordon of Clarendon Executive on or

Closing date for receipt of CVs is 12 noon, Wednesday 24th April 2024.

SONI is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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Director of Strategy & Regulation

  • Northern Ireland
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Closing: 24/04/2024

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